Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro)’s commercial arm Antrix Corporation has signed up contracts to launch 23 satellites from foreign countries.
Isro chairman A S Kiran Kumar said the next Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launch, expected in November, will be a commercial one.
K Sivan, director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, said industrial contribution has been increasing steadily with 70 per cent of the control components directly supplied by industries. Going forward, Sivan hopes this to be 100 per cent. Through 30 successful flights during the 1994-2015 period, PSLV has launched 84 satellites so far, out of which seven were successfully launched on Monday.